How Does the Mind of the Political Reactionary Work?

How Does the Mind of the Political Reactionary Work?

By Hans Rollman

Mark Lilla notes in The Shipwrecked Mind, “Apocalyptic historiography never goes out of style.” 29 Aug 2016 // 8:30 AM

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Image Before My Eyes: A History of Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust (2004) - PopMatters Fi

The film distills its photos, films, recordings, and narratives into a profoundly potent and heartrending vision of lost European Jewry.

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24 Apr 2006 // 4:00 PM

Casanova (2005)

This would be the cleaned-up, wearisome, supposedly romantic version of the notorious Casanova.

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24 Apr 2006 // 4:00 PM

Aeon Flux (2005)

The writers' commentary track is smart, instructive, and funny. The film is less so.

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24 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

'The Bat-man of Gotham' is real and very human, but also very mysterious and in one sequence of this story, even mystical.

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24 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Tinariwen

thumb the low bass strings and simultaneously pick and twang the higher notes, masterfully demonstrating the link between the Mississippi Delta and the Saharan sands.

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Ron Sexsmith + Kathleen Edwards

Ron Sexsmith used to dream about one day headlining Massey Hall, so much so that for years he declined offers to open for other artists at the venue. Now his day has finally come...

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24 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

What About Brian

At one point, a frustrated Marjorie screamed at Brian, 'Don't Brian me!' I have no idea what that means.

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24 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Shalom in the Home

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's self-help reality series means to dissect the dilemmas facing the new nuclear family, looking for ways to stave off misunderstandings and other meltdowns.

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel by Jonathan Safran Foer

Foer writes on these tragedies with wide-eyed sincerity, undiffused optimism, and his heart on sleeve, without venturing into the mawkish.

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Bruce Springsteen: We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions

A folk tribute to Pete Seeger that's about a thousand times as fun as that description might suggest, We Shall Overcome is also an album as American as apple pie, baseball and Bruce Springsteen.

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//Mixed media
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Best of the Moving Pixels Podcast: Further Explorations of the Zero

// Moving Pixels

"We continue our discussion of the early episodes of Kentucky Route Zero by focusing on its third act.

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